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Jennifer Lester on Florida’s Civil Theft Statute in ActionLine

Published: November 12th, 2014

Jennifer C. Lester,  Of Counsel in Dean Mead’s Gainesville office, recently co-authored the article “Use of Civil Theft Statute in Trust Litigation” with Shannon M. Miller. The article was published in ActionLine; Fall 2014 edition. Click HERE to view the article.

Steve Looney Speaks at 60th Annual William & Mary Tax Conference

Published: November 12th, 2014

By: Stephen R. Looney

Steve Looney, shareholder and chair of Dean Mead’s Tax Department spoke at the 60th Annual William & Mary Tax Conference in Williamsburg, VA, on November 7, 2014. He presented on “Reclassification Risks For Compensation Paid by S and C Corporations to Shareholder-Employees“. In addition to covering unreasonably high compensation in the “C” corporation context and unreasonably […]

Tax Consequences in a Will Contest: The Story of a Modern Family

Trust and Estate Attorney Orlando
Published: November 11th, 2014

By: Matthew J. Ahearn

Jay and Gloria are a wealthy, married couple.  Jay has an adult daughter from a previous marriage.  Her name is Claire.  Gloria also has a child from a previous marriage, a 12-year-old boy named Manny.  Jay and Gloria have a daughter together.  Her name is Chloe. Jay is old enough to be Gloria’s father.  The […]

Dean Mead Named a 2015 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

Published: November 10th, 2014

Orlando, Fla. – Dean Mead was named among the best law firms in the Orlando, Jacksonville and West Palm Beach Metropolitan Rankings in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list released by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®. Awards were given in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan practice areas. The “Best Law Firms” […]

Brad Gould and Dana Apfelbaum’s byline on Same-Sex Marriage in Florida in Law360

Published: November 10th, 2014

By: Brad Gould Dana M. Apfelbaum

Brad Gould and Dana Apfelbaum’s byline titled, The State of Same-Sex Marriage in Florida, was recently published in Law360, a national publication. Brad Gould is a shareholder and Dana Apfelbaum is an associate in Dean Mead’s Fort Pierce, Florida, office.   This article is posted with permission from Law360.

Dean Mead Works with Local, Regional and State Leaders to Resolve Florida’s Water Issues

Published: November 5th, 2014

By: Michael D. Minton Dennis G. Corrick

Statewide, Florida averages between 48 to 60 inches of rain annually. How is it, then, that Florida experiences such major water shortfalls? The reason is the state’s water management system, historically, was designed to drain rainfall from inland areas to the coast as rapidly as possible to keep land usable for commercial and residential development, […]

Spotlight on White Collar Litigation and Corporate Compliance: Q&A with Robert S. Griscti, Esq.

Published: November 2nd, 2014

Last year, Dean Mead expanded its Gainesville office with the addition of Robert S. Griscti, a Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent attorney with more than 30 years experience in White Collar Law and Litigation. Griscti has been chosen by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America® for 20 consecutive years, designated as a […]

Jane Callahan Speaks on Florida’s Charity Reform Law at the C/F/R Non-profit Series

Published: October 27th, 2014

By: Jane Dunlap Callahan

Jane Callahan, shareholder in Dean Mead’s Tax department, will be the featured speaker at a special nonprofit seminar about Florida’s new Charity Reform Law on November 12th. Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP and Dean Mead invite you to attend a complimentary breakfast seminar featuring keynote speaker, Jane Callahan, Shareholder in Dean Mead’s Tax department. Join […]